I can’t believe it. It took me so much time to do a simple shot like this.
What I wanted to do was something along the lines of this award winning photograph for Millicano coffee.
I couldn’t figure out how to do this shot ( I still can’t) , but I tried to work along with whatever comes. I think the above shot uses brushes in photoshop to create the liquid diffusion. I guess.
In my first attempt I used a small fish-tank and splashed a cup inside. I wanted to put the cup inside the frame to signify the immersion of oneself in the coffee experience.
Next I tried swirling the water with spoon while adding coffee powder/coffee + water.
For the simple reason that I couldn’t swirl fast enough to freeze the action.
As you can see, the swirl didn’t happen. But I like the way the coffee crush is falling, as if in a meteor shower.
So the next week, my professor at college lended me his portable coffee frother to make the swirls. This time, I shot it in a small glass cup with a softbox from behind.
I really loved the swirls I got this time! 🙂